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Guy Vardaman

Guy Vardaman is a stand-in performer who often appeared in the role of Darien Wallace on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also served as photo double for Data during the majority of the show's run, from the first season's "The Big Goodbye" through the final episode, as well as for Star Trek Generations. Additionally, he was a Research Consultant for the show's creator, Gene Roddenberry.

Hailing from Glendale, California, Vardaman spent a good part of his life in San Jose. He grew up watching Star Trek: The Original Series, becoming a huge fan of the series. He never dreamed that he would become a part of the Star Trek universe himself.

To support himself while he was in school, Vardaman joined the Screen Extras Guild to acquire a part-time job. Less than two weeks later, while signing up with casting, he was spotted and approached for a job on Star Trek: The Next Generation. As it turns out, the man originally approached for the job was unavailable, prompting the need for a replacement. Despite some initial reluctance from the wardrobe department, Vardaman was fitted with an operations yellow Starfleet uniform and reported for work the following day.
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1913
Jack F. Lilly is born.
1926
William Rotsler is born.
1927
Tim O'Connor is born.
1929
Ralph Ferraro is born.
1930
Rhoda Williams is born.
1943
Kurtwood Smith is born.
1945
Dennis McCarthy is born.
1947
Mel Gilden is born.
1948
Marc Okrand is born.
1954
Arne Starr is born.
1959
Wade Kelley is born.
1967
Aristomenis Tsirbas is born.
Fifth day of filming on TOS: "Wolf in the Fold".
1968
Fifth day of filming on TOS: "And the Children Shall Lead".
1971
The Twenty-Second UK Story Arc continues in TV21 & Joe 90 #93 with the third of four installments.
1972
Edwin Rodriguez is born.
1978
James Daly dies.
1987
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home premieres in Italy.
1996
Final draft script for DS9: "Apocalypse Rising" is submitted.
1997
Fifth day of filming on VOY: "Day of Honor".
Final draft script for DS9: "A Time to Stand" is submitted.
2000
Paramount Home Entertainment releases Next Generation volume 3.5 and Voyager volume 6.5 on VHS in the UK.
2002
Sixth day of filming on ENT: "Carbon Creek".
2003
Sixth day of filming on ENT: "The Xindi".
2006
Star Trek: Fan Collective - Borg DVD released in region 2.
2007
Corps of Engineers print omnibus Grand Designs is released.
2009
Frank Salsedo dies.

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